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There is a black screen coming and its written: error code 142 massege error code 2000 strike 0142 massege harddrive 1 strike self test unsucceful .status 79 DELL inspiron 1525

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Remove the hard drive on the left side hand edge of the laptop and put it back again making sure that its properly press. This will require you to use a + screw driver. If the same thing occurs, unfortunately, replacing the hard drive will resolve the issue basing on the error code pertains to the hard drive being undetected. Please let me know of the outcome. Thank you and regards.

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